Ramsey was a 15-year old freshman at East Paulding High School when he passed away a little over a year ago after an accidental overdose of a non-prescription drug.
A big boxing fan, Ramsey favorite pugilist was Muhammad Ali, which he would often quote, saying “I am the greatest”.
Since his passing, friends who train at Douglasville Boxing Club, as well as the club itself try to honor his memory by teaching others to “put down the drugs, and pick up the gloves.”
“We would like to keep his memory alive by raising money for kids’ who cannot afford boxing dues and other related fees,” said Ramsey Fundraiser planner Taurus Madric-Morris.
The fundraiser Saturday will take place between 2-5 p.m. and will feature four showcase fights between fighters under the age of 21, two guest speakers, games, prizes, food and drinks.
At 2 p.m., there will be a few opening words by Morris and then a video will be shown of Ramsey, followed by the National Anthem. Starting at 2:30 p.m., the fundraiser will alternate between fights and games. The first speaker, family pastor Steven Flockheart, from New Season’s Church in Hiram, will give the first motivational speech of the day.
Flockheart will be followed by Kevin Johnson, a professional boxer with a 28-3-1 record. Johnson, who once stepped in the ring with Vitali Klitschko and went the distance for a chance at the WBC Heavyweight Title. Johnson is currently the IBF Australian Heavyweight Champion after defeating Alex Leapai by TKO in the ninth round on Jan. 4, 2012.
Morris will wrap up the motivational session and a 30 second video on Ramsey will be shown, followed by the closing event, which includes a meeting with the family.